In conjunction with the Houston Residency Artist Program, artist Phillip Pyle, II is honoring Veterans with the recreation of a 1944 wrestling match with a modern twist. Houston is home to one of the largest populations of military service members and families, highlighting why the Houston Office of Veteran Affairs chose Third Ward as the area for community engagement for this event.\r\n\r\nThird Ward Veterans Appreciation Day (TWVAD) will begin with the first of three matches at 1:00 p.m. in Emancipation Park. Wrestling is provided by Doomsday Wrestling with music by Nameless Sound.\r\n\r\nThe event is loosely based on the 1944 war bond fundraiser held at the Houston City Auditorium, which featured Houston City Wrestling and the Houston Symphony. The event raised $400,000 for the cause.\r\n\r\nThis initiative is supported by Project Row Houses through the Strategic Art Plan, generously funded by Houston Endowment. Pyle\u2019s residency with the Mayor\u2019s Office of Cultural Affairs is funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about Third Ward Veteran Appreciation Day, please visit the Project Row Houses website.